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Emerson Fellow

Stefano Mancini

30th Class, 2023-2024

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Hailing from Trumbull, Connecticut, Stefano Mancini graduated with a degree in history from Lafayette College in 2022. While at Lafayette, Stefano led community engagement initiatives, coordinating hundreds of hours worth of service and educational experiences. He also immersed himself in food history through curating an exhibit on American food ephemera and writing his thesis on the relationship between culinary texts and gender during the seventeenth century in England. After graduation, Stefano served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in southwestern Connecticut, developing and implementing a client choice pantry based on his qualitative research to determine the needs of a diverse suburban and urban client base.

Field placement: Greater Boston Food Bank

Boston, Massachusetts

Stefano executes GBFB's advocacy strategy, represents hunger-relief partners in statewide advocacy efforts, and collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to develop GBFB's neighbor engagement policy and advance GBFB's mission to end hunger in Eastern Massachusetts.

Policy placement: Food Research & Action Center

Washington, D.C.

Stefano supports FRAC's SNAP unit in strengthening SNAP access, administration, implementation, and benefit adequacy through writing educational materials for policymakers and advocates, hosting webinars for national and state network partners, and monitoring program participation and trends.